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Zumkopf

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    2016-2018

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  1. Brilliant! I doubt I would ever be using the power point while driving, so little risk of overloading the circuit. Thanks!
  2. I picked up a “plug and play” tow wiring kit for my ‘17 MKX from etrailer, which has instructions to take power directly from the battery (under the hood). Seems like a long way and a lot of trouble. Is there a 12V terminal towards the rear where juice can be siphoned?
  3. Thanks for the post and for sharing your expertise. This is very helpful.
  4. I had the seat cheap enough so I went ahead and installed it. Easy job (other than the weight of the things); there are two plugs, both fit perfectly. The thigh extension is considerable. At maximum extension it’s about 5” longer. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the massage mechanism seems weak to the point of irrelevance. Also the seat does not register on the touchscreen.
  5. The left headlight on my 2017 MKX droops considerably. But turning the adjustment mechanism has no effect. Any information about what is wrong and how to fix it is appreciated. Z
  6. I’m looking to add a tow hitch to my 2017 MKX, and want to use the Ford/Lincoln bar. Is there a plug-and-play Ford package for the wiring? If not, what parts do I need? [The parts department at the local dealer was less than useless in this department.].
  7. I have an unused set of Goodyear 17” snows with the right diameter for the 2017 MKX. 18” wheels are standard for the Lincoln, 17” wheels for the sibling Ford Edge. Offset and bolt circle are the same. Will 17” Edge rims give enough clearance for the brakes? Thanks for advice, Z
  8. Just acquired a 2017 MKX Reserve, which is great. But the seat has a fairly short cushion, and I have fairly long legs. I know the 22 - way seat alleviates this problem by allowing the cushion to lengthen. I have a line on a suitable seat from a salvage yard. Do I need anything besides the seat to make this work? Or is it essentially plug-and-play?
  9. 2.7 liter. 380 lb-ft of torque. At GM the engineers had a quip, “Horsepower sells cars. Torque moves cars.” So true.
  10. I have a set of unused 17" snow tires from my outgoing VW Touareg that I would like to use on the new-ish 2017 MKX if possible. The standard wheel on the MKX is of course the 18", and Tire Rack does not list a 17" ("minus-one") substitute. But I did notice that the contemporary Ford Fusion -- which the Edge/MKX is based on -- has exactly the same bolt circle (5x108mm), center bore (63.4mm), and offset, and does have a 17" wheel fitment. Has anyone tried to put a set of those on a '16 - up MKX or Nautilus? Does it work?
  11. Just bought a new-to-me 2017 MKX Reserve to replace my trusty-but-aging 2006 VW Touareg. The Lincoln seems equal in acceleration and superior in almost every other aspect, including ride comfort, cabin quality, noise suppression, sound system quality, and safety/tech features. And significantly better on fuel. The one thing I will miss is the towing capacity (the Touareg could tow anything; the MKX will be limited to the occasional U-Haul or boat trailer). The Touareg's instruments were also simpler and slightly more readable. However, the MKX is easily as good as any other comparable SUV available now. It was a close call between the MKX and the contemporary Cadillac SRX; the greater cargo capacity, the much better rear-seat space, and the features like the 360 camera tilted the field to the Lincoln. Overall, very pleased with the choice. The only Ford products I previously owned were a Maverick in my youth and a pair of minivans (Windstar/Freestar) in my early Dad years. This is a definite improvement.
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